Fab-ruary! Half Term at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Fab-ruary! Half Term at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Date: Sat 10 Feb 2024 -
Sun 18 Feb 2024

Fantastic Fabric Fab-ruary!

This half term we are exploring the themes of fabric and thread in a series of free drop-in activities. Discover more about the history of this former thread manufactory. A fun-filled week for all of the family!

Free drop-in activities, Monday to Friday 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book for drop-in activities. These activities are for children aged 5+, please wear old clothing

  • Monday 12 February – Printmaking Buildings – use the grandparent of the modern skyscraper as inspiration to create your own buildings or factory-scape prints and patterns onto fabric using stampers and fabric paints!
  • Tuesday 13 February – Mini Loom Weaving – Experiment with different wools, threads, and fabrics to weave your own piece of fabric to take home. Plastic needles are used for weaving. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Wednesday 14 February – Printmaking Buildings – use the grandparent of the modern skyscraper as inspiration to create your own buildings or factory-scape prints and patterns onto fabric using stampers and fabric paints!
  • Thursday 15 February – Spool Cars – Wind them up and watch them go! When the Shrewsbury Flaxmill made thread, it was wound on to a spool or reel, the used spools have been made into toys for hundreds years – learn the ingenious and fun ways the spools can be repurposed.
  • Friday 16 February – Mini Loom Weaving – Experiment with different wools, threads, and fabrics to weave your own piece of fabric to take home. Plastic needles are used for weaving. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free trails are available on site and Kids go Free into the Mill exhibition – learn all about the world important site, the grandparent of the modern skyscraper.

Kids go Free into the Mill exhibition this half term

*Terms and Conditions

1. Children require a ticket. Offer will be automatically applied at checkout, no code required.

2. Offer only valid Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2024 inclusive (“offer dates”).

3. Free tickets are not transferable outside of offer dates.

4. Up to six free children aged 5-17 per full paying adult.

5. Online booking is recommended to guarantee entry.

6. The offer is subject to ticket availability and each timeslot has a set allocation of tickets.

7 Standard booking terms and conditions apply

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